Seattle Barrelback progress

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby neel thompson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am

Robert, My deck planks are 2 3/4" wide, 3/8" thick with 3/16" inch spacing between planks... I used thin screws with wide washers in the space between planks to hold them down while the epoxy set. I stained the deck and then put about 8 coats of varnish on the entire deck before I caulked the joints. I used 3m 4000 UV (black) to fill in the grooves. Then after that set up, I applied about 5 more coats of vanish over the deck boards and the caulking. I did not use any fiberglass cloth anywhere above the waterline. Your boat is really looking great.... Neel
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:37 pm

Making progress...
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Jimbob » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:39 am

Looking good!
Looks like you will be bungin' soon!

Jim
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby vx929 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:14 pm

Robert,

Very nice job on your boat. I am a local guy as well in Maple Valley (Hobart) and building the same boat you are. Can I ask you where you got the veneers from? Cross Cut has the Sapele I want to use, but I don't have the type of band saw need to cut them myself.
Any input would be appreciated.

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Vince X.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:10 pm

I bought enough veneer for two boats, and at this stage I would like to sell the extra.
It is from Certainly Wood in NY and it is extra thick African mahogany. Its thickness is 1/6th of an inch or 4mm.
I suggest you give me a call and we schedule a time to meet and you can see the boat and supplies.
Boat is in a location in DT Renton.

Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby vx929 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:33 am

Robert,

Send your phone number to my email.

vx929@comcast.net

Thanks,

Vince X.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby mickfly » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:18 am

I love the jig idea. I am picking up my mahogany (sapele) veneer today! I still have a lot of sanding and basic math to do before I apply the sapele.

Questions:

Can you 1) put the fence closer (almost touching) the router bit, and
2) use a smaller bit (seems like it would work) as I have a 1/8 inch bit?
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:24 pm

More progress.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:32 pm

This took a bit of fiddling with to get correct. the boat is off about 3/8" side to side from the centerline, so to get even spacing and the same number and shape of pieces side to side I ended up removing about 15 thousands from each board on the long side and it worked out right. Same number of boards and shapes side to side...

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby hoodman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Nice job, no one will ever know if you don't tell them. Except us. :wink:

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby PeterG » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:46 pm

Nicely done, handled that like the pros... Chris Craft boats have been found to be off by as much as an inch. The way restorers cope with that is to establish a true centerline at each frame and make the inside edges of the cover boards exactly symmetrical port and starboard, and let the outer edges of the cover boards go where they will at the sheers. That helps the deck planks to be symmetrical.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby mrintense » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Very nice Robert. Very nice indeed. I know that you have been working on this for quite some time. The effort you've put into this really shows. And I understand about the light difference in side to side dimensions. I found this on my boat as well and have been somewhat concerned. Reading how Chris Craft's had this problem on occasion make's me feel better about mine.

Looking forward to when you start getting the glossy stuff on. Going to be another real head turner! :D :D
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